With progress comes pain. With grit comes reward. With sacrifice comes change.
It’s not that I love pain or grit or sacrifice, but I definitely value it, for it has shaped me, allowed for my deepest growth, and taught me how to keep honoring these times of challenge, rather than fight against them. Today starts day 3 of the 10 day fast. It’s been uncomfortable and hard. But has it? What makes it so? Compared to what? I’ve cried and wondered and wanted to quit, as 8 long days still loom ahead. And then I think, is it REALLY that bad? What can I do to find peace and carry on? And then I just carry on, because I know that I can. And truly believing you can do something is the best self-gift you can ever have.
to happy, healthy and skinny times in Alaska, circa 2009 right around when my autoimmune symptoms began. Here’s to more of all of that! 😜
#healyourself #autoimmunewarrior #optoutside #alaska #liveoutdoors #selflove #forceofnature #inthewoods #mountainculture #sheexplores #womenwhohike #womenofcolorado #ladyshred #wilderness_culture #lifegoals #climbhigher #gobedo #dothings #hikeon #10kwomentrailproject #hikemoresmilemore
Back on the kayak after a hot tip that a pair of Common Loon (Gavia immer) had arrived on our lower lagoon, I naturally made like a baby adn headed out with my camera to see if I could snap a couple shots.
✨✨✨ With the late sun to my back, and the weather on my side, I gratefully had an opportunity to observe these spectacular piscivorous birds dive and chow down on some fish in the lagoon. •_•_•_•_•_•_•_•_•_•_•_•
Don’t let your lack of confidence be the death of your calling. - Steven Furtick
Little Su | Palmer | Alaska
Missing the drives through Alaska 🏔️
"Glaciers advance and retreat; that’s their natural cycle. But the tidewater glaciers of Alaska — those that extend to the water’s edge — are almost entirely in retreat these days. The causes are complicated, and Glacier Bay’s ice has been receding since the mid-1700s, but human-caused climate change is accelerating the process. Even the most remote corners of the Last Frontier are hitched to everything else in the universe. It seems likely that the Alaska writings of John Muir will outlast the ice that inspired them. We lingered on the Margerie for half an hour, entranced by its beautiful violence, then turned back toward Gustavus, borne smoothly over calm blue waters." - Mark Adams, @nytimes
First day of summer 2018. Where are we going?
The Gratitude Man in Golden, Colorado